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Optical Society of Korea and SPIE strengthen ties with signing of cooperative agreement

07 September 2012

Eustace Dereniak and Tae-Hoon Yoon
SPIE President Eustace Dereniak, left, and Optical Society of Korea President Tae-Hoon Yoon mark the signing of a cooperative agreement between the two societies with a handshake.


SPIE, the international society of optics and photonics, and the Optical Society of Korea (OSK) renewed the cooperative agreement between the two societies with a "memo of understanding" during the OSK 2012 summer meeting last week.

The agreement, signed by Optical Society of Korea President Tae-Hoon Yoon (Pusan National University)  and SPIE President Eustace Dereniak (College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona), covers conference and short course collaboration and information and publication exchanges by the societies, as well as benefits for their individual members.

"We are very pleased to be able to continue our long and beneficial close relationship with the Optical Society of Korea," Dereniak said. "We look forward to continuing to work together in advancing optics and photonics technology to solve the world's challenges in energy supply, communications systems, healthcare, and other important areas."

SPIE leaders were also among speakers at the event. In two of four plenary talks, Dereniak spoke on "Snapshot imaging spectrometers," and SPIE Director James Grote (Air Force Research Lab) spoke on "Biotronics: biotechnology for electronic and photonic applications."

SPIE Past President Malgorzata Kujawinska (Warsaw University of Technology) spoke on "Parallel optomechatronics system for wafer-level testing of M(O)EMS," in the International Photonics Symposium. Grote also presented in the DNA Optoelectronics Workshop, on "Overview and prospect of DNA optoelectronics," and SPIE Director Seung-Han Park (Yonsei University) also participated in the summer meeting.


Optical Society of Korea summer meeting
Summer meeting organizers and attendees gather for a group photo.


Seung-Han Park group
Eustace Dereniak and Seung-Han Park (fourth and fifth from left) pause for a photo with Professor Park's students at the summer meeting.


SPIE leaders at Optical Society of Korea summer meeting
From left, SPIE leaders Malgorzata Kujawinska, Eustace Dereniak, Andrew Brown, Jim Grote, and Seung-Han Park enjoy dinner after the technical sessions.